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Spark ignitors on gas stovetop wont stop sparking

My kitchen aid gas stovetop has 5 burners. ALL spark ignitors are going constantly and wont stop clicking. how do i stop this- other than pulling the electric plug?

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  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    I have a Viking stove and the spark ignitors on all 6 burners willnot stop sparking.

  • claudionul May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem. I did spill water on the ignitor. Should I just wait to dry up? Or should I need to replace the ignitor?

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Make sure yo haven't spilled liquid on the ignitor becuase this will cuase all ignitors to spark constantly. If all is dry, the spark module must be replaced.

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I unplugged mine then plugged it back in and it works fine

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